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Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Dubai Municipality announces food safety event

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
UAE:  Dubai Municipality announces food safety event

Positioning Dubai halal centre at the forefront of global halal food industry growth, Halal Food should generate significant inward investment opportunities.

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UAE planning national halal certification scheme

| 20/10/2014 | Reply
UAE planning national halal certification scheme

Food imports claiming to be halal will have to be certified as such under a new unified certification system, a senior official said.

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USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

Midamar directors will present on 40 years of Supply Chain Management – 10 Key Lessons Learned.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

| 15/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority is roping in tour operators and hospitality groups to offer tailor-made packages to Halal tourists.

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UAE: Alcohol-free hotels in Dubai on the rise

| 12/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Alcohol-free hotels in Dubai on the rise

Growth driven by increasing availability of Islamic finance The development of dry hotels (hotels that do not serve alcohol in Dubai has been growing in recent years.

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Turkey: SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

| 11/10/2014 | Reply
Turkey:  SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

The Fifth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in ?stanbul, Republic of Turkey on 09-11 September 2014, hosted by SMIIC General Secretariat.

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Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

| 09/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

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Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

| 02/10/2014 | Reply
Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

MALR-GOVS conducts individual plant audits to determine the eligibility of beef plants to export to Egypt.

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Opinion: Correcting Brand Islam: Whose Responsibility Is It?

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Correcting Brand Islam: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Islamic Marketing to any Muslim trained in marketing must also be the effort to correct the world’s perception of Islam.

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Dubai a huge opportunity for Muslim brands: Chamber

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Dubai a huge opportunity for Muslim brands: Chamber

Islamic clothes, fashion and design market is an emerging industry with huge potential, and is one of the core sectors of the Islamic economy.

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UAE: Encouraging local talent

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
UAE:  Encouraging local talent

Submissions for the 2014 Islamic Economy Awards have drawn a strong local and global response, with participants eager to showcase their business initiatives.

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UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014

| 25/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014

DIEDC in partnership with Thomson Reuters have announced that State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014 will be launched in December 2014.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

| 23/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Eating your ethics – Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

Today, there are more than 112 organic farms, certified according to Saudi organic standards. The organic animal production is 3,575.

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UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

Dr. Khalid Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Jinahi gave a detailed account of the seven pillars that have been identified in representing important sectors of the economy.

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Opinion: Halal on Alibaba

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal on Alibaba

There are a number of lessons for the Muslim world for a market-place e-commerce involving the eight silos of the $1.6 trillion Muslim lifestyle market.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

Webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, standards & certification…

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UAE: Islamic Economy Awards 2014 gets immense response

| 03/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Islamic Economy Awards 2014 gets immense response

Nominations across all eight categories of the Islamic Economy Awards 2014 have witnessed a high uptake from international and local companies.

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Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

| 03/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

Islam inspires modesty in clothing whilst encouraging fashion, and Muslim designerst want to tap into an “estimated… $224 billion on clothing and footwear.

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